Nate True's Weblog: Posts tagged with iphone

Me in front of a huge TTR banner at Apple HQ

Posted by natetrue 6 years ago

I took a trip down to the Apple HQ last week (I was down there for a Tapulous developer summit), and heard rumors of a three-story tall banner bearing my game, Tap Tap Revenge, in one of the buildings.

And of course, I had to get a picture with me in front of it.

Yes, the photo is photoshopped - I had to brighten my face due to bad lighting and covert photography practices :D

Tags: apple, banner, game, iphone, tap tap revenge, tapulous

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QuickGold for iPhone - Jailbroken iPhone app recommendation

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

This one's not one of mine, but an app made by Zachary "zataang" Taanges really hit the spot. Using the Dock 3.0 source code as a reference, Zach created a beautiful text-based app launcher called QuickGold that runs right on top of SpringBoard.

It's available now in Cydia (hosted by Shaun "Ste" Erickson).

This thing is great, just hit the Home button while already at the home screen and start typing what you want, then tap the result that matches. So fast (even faster than Dock)!

Tags: app, iphone, jailbreak, jailbroken, quickgold, slow motion, water balloon, zacharytaanges, zataang

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SMSNotify for the iPhone 2.0 jailbreak: Make your phone buzz you more than once

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

One thing about the iPhone that has annoyed me has been that once it notifies you of an SMS or Voicemail once, it just waits for you to pick it up and look at the home screen.

That's why I made the original SMSNotify, which scans your SMS database for unread messages, and vibrates your phone periodically when it finds any.

I'm pleased to announce SMSNotify for the iPhone 2.0 firmware, with the following features:

- Now supports voicemail. A voicemail will buzz you twice, an SMS buzzes you three times
- Only buzzes when the phone comes out of sleep, for example, when it checks your e-mail, or checks in with the cell network.
- Full GPL source included in the package install (look in /usr/local/smsnotify).

My good friend Shaun Erickson is doing the package handling, and it is now available for installation via Cydia.

I'm working on a Dock for firmware 2.0 but that's considerably more difficult. Stay tuned!

Tags: iphone, sms, smsnotify, vibrate, voicemail

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How to tether your iPhone 3G and browse the web using your 3G connection

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

Thanks to the excellent work of the iPhone Dev Team and the porting work of Jay Freeman as well as the authors of 3Proxy, it is now possible to "tether" your iPhone 3G and use its Internet connection on your laptop.

Warning - Tethering your iPhone is against the iPhone data plan terms. AT&T could slap you with huge fees if you overuse this. I recommend only using it during emergencies.

Here's the basic rundown:
- Jailbreak your iPhone 3G
- Install 3Proxy and Terminal
- Create an ad-hoc Wi-fi network using your laptop
- Join the network with your iPhone
- Find the iPhone's IP address
- Open Terminal and run the proxy program
- Open Safari on your iPhone and open a web page
- Configure your browser to use the proxy

I will be using a Mac and Firefox to demonstrate, but the principles carry over to other platforms.

Step 1: Jailbreak your iPhone

Tags: 2.0, apple, cydia, dev team, iphone, iphone 3g, jailbreak, jailbroken, proxy, saurik, socks, tethering

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Tap Tap Revolution coming to the iPhone App Store as "Tap Tap Revenge"

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

I know I've been silent for a while on the Tap Tap front, but now I can break the news! Tap Tap Revolution has been bought by a new company called Tapulous, and they've hired me on as a developer to maintain TTR.

Suffice it to say, their push for more features definitely works out better for you guys. Here's a low-quality leaked video demonstrating the sweet new features and look:

Check out the rest of this post for some exclusive screenshots.

Tags: fun, game, iphone, tap tap revenge, tap tap revolution

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Testers for a new top-secret iPhone Twitter app needed

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

Yo, I need 100 people who are both jailbroken iPhone users and active Twitter users to test out a new top-secret Twitter client app for the iPhone. I can't say much here but if you're interested, send your Twitter username to - only the first 100 responders will get in.

Yes this is serious.

Tags: client, hamster, iphone, secret, testers, twitter

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1.1.4 analyzed - the news? No significant changes!

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

Okay, so I've finished my preliminary examination of the iPhone 1.1.4 firmware. And what's new?

Bug fixes. Like three of them. No new features, no new apps, nothing.

Not even any significant changes that would render the current jailbreak methods unusable.

So it looks like the official iPhone SDK and the hacked SDK will live in harmony, at least to begin with. That seems like a mixed blessing - on the one hand we will have developers and iPhone users remaining free to do with their phones as they wish - something I am very passionate about.

However, it will likely also mark the rise of the market for pirated iPhone applications - bought through iTunes, then copied off using one of the many ways to get files off the phone. Then shared through various channels, as usual.

I for one am hoping that the developers of paid applications will get their dues - for people like myself who make a living off of their creations it's important to get money for things we put up for sale.

What I do hope is that the iPhone SDK will allow publishers to develop and publish applications for free, like the hack SDK does now.

But for now all we can do is wait and see.

Tags: 1.1.4, changes, iphone, sdk

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1.1.4 class-dump header files posted

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

Just dumped header files for the 1.1.4 apps and frameworks. I'm crawling them now for changes. If you'd like to crawl too, I have posted them yonder:

Happy hunting!

Tags: 1.1.4, headers, iphone, sdk

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